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To: Brian Harring <ferringb@...>
From: Ulrich Mueller <ulm@g.o>
Subject: Re: pkg_pretend USE validation and VALID_USE alternative
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2010 11:48:37 +0200
>>>>> On Wed, 31 Mar 2010, Brian Harring wrote:

> Roughly, VALID_USE is a list of constraints stating what the allowed
> use flag combinations are for this pkg. If you think of normal
> depdencies (I must have openssl and python merged prior), it's the
> same machinery.

Maybe we should first discuss if we want to drop the following
rule [1] which your proposal seems to contradict:

| Occasionally, ebuilds will have conflicting USE flags for
| functionality. Checking for them and returning an error is not a
| viable solution. Instead, you must pick one of the USE flags in
| conflict to favour.

Ulrich

[1] <http://devmanual.gentoo.org/general-concepts/use-flags/>


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